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Cancer of unknown primary reading list

This page gives details of a selection of booklets and leaflets about cancer of unknown primary (CUP). There is information about


Books about cancer of unknown primary (CUP)

Carcinoma of Unknown Primary (CUP): Cancer Sourcebook
Occult Primary Malignancy – Clinical Data for Patients, Families, and Physicians (Only available as a Kindle edition currently)

From National Cancer Institute, USA
Publisher: Progressive Management (26 Sep 2011)
Amazon number (ASIN) : B005QF0J7S

Authoritative information and practical advice about carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) from the National Cancer Institute in America. It includes information about signs, symptoms, treatment options, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy, staging, biology, clinical trials and outlook. Has a complete glossary of technical medical terms and current references. The book starts with basic information and advances to more detailed patient information and moves on to information for doctors.

You can find a list of books about cancer, treatments, and living with cancer on our general reading list.


Booklets and factsheets from other organisations

Examples of booklets from Macmillan Cancer Support

  • Diet and cancer
  • Coping with advanced cancer
  • Controlling cancer pain
  • Lost for words – how to talk to someone with cancer
  • Sexuality and cancer
  • Understanding cancer of unknown primary
  • Understanding chemotherapy
  • Cancer research trials
  • Understanding radiotherapy
  • Talking to children about cancer
  • Talking about your cancer

Some of these booklets are also available on CD.

From the Royal Marsden Hospital Trust

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Eating well when you have cancer
  • After treatment

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Updated: 4 August 2014